Where are we now?

Where are we now?
Where are we now? Tahmoor, NSW. Updated 7th December 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 25. Port Lincoln

A leap of faith!

Wow! What a morning. Bec and I slept in until 8:30am, and Scarlett didn't stir until almost 9am. Amazing! The seas this morning were as smooth as glass, and there wasn't a breeze to be felt. It was very surreal, but calming. I wish more mornings were like this.

After another fantastic cooked breakie, it was off into town to check out whats here and find out where the marina is that Scarlett and I will be 'farewelling' Bec at tomorrow as she heads off to sea on her Shark Dive. Dumm Dumm..., Dumm Dummm...., Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum!

We visited the foreshore park first, and marvelled at the Bronze 'Makybe Diva' sculpture that's been erected here. I never realised that this triple Melbourne Cup Winner's owners (Tony and Christine Santic), were from Port Lincoln. The horse won the cup in 2003, 2004, and 2005, and is still the highest stakes winner in Australian racing history - bringing in $14,526,685.00! And that was only up to 2006! I now understand why Scarlett loves horses........

Next we went searching for the marina, and found where we needed to take Bec tomorrow. She is really looking fwd to it! But I'm not to sure of her reasoning. Is it the excitement of cage diving with Great White Sharks? Or is it the peace and quiet from escaping Scarlett and me?

After an ice cream in the park, a walk out on the jetty, and another play in the playground (meaning both Scarlett and me), it was back to the caravan park to catch up on some mundane maintenance for me, while Scarlett dragged Bec down to the waterfront to play in the water.

I soon had a phone call from Bec telling me that my 5 year old daughter was jumping off the end off the jetty, and into the bay with no fear! I was told that she swam herself to the ladder, climbed up with no assistance, and jumped in again! Scarlett certainly has a sense of adventure (unless its an up close encounter with a very friendly swan!).

It was a BBQ dinner outside the van tonight, as Bec found some beautiful marinated lamb steaks that just melted in our mouths. Yummy!

We watched the sunset, while Scarlett played in the local playground with a group of kids she met earlier in the day while swimming at the jetty.

As it turns out, the kids she met are from 2 x other families that are also travelling around Australia like us! They are heading in the same direction, so with a bit of luck we might catch up with these guys along the road somewhere. It will be great for Scarlett to continue to play and swap stories with some like minded kids having a similar adventure!

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